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Cellulite

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

If you rub coffee onto your bottom every day will it reduce cellulite?

This is a definite NO, rubbing coffee or any potion or cream onto your bottom everyday to reduce cellulite, will not work. If you want to reduce cellulite on your bottom, what you need to do is reduce your overall body fat percentage.

Don't stress too much about what exercise you are doing the important part about reducing body fat is to create a calorie deficit within your body. A calorie deficit is when you spend more calories than you consume (eat). In other words, calories in is less than calories out.

It was a calorie surplus that created the extra padding on your body, so it stands to reason that if you create a calorie deficit your body is forced to find alternative sources of energy, and your bodies greatest source of alternative energy is fat.

A calorie deficit can be created three ways:

- Eat less food than your body needs.

- Eat the same but exercise to burn calories.

- A combination of both eating less and exercising.

Obviously the types of food you eat and what exercise you are completing all impact on your rate of weight loss, but fundamentally if you create a calorie deficit you will lose body fat.

How much body fat you lose will depend on the size of the calorie deficit you create. To give you a better understanding, half a kilogram or one pound of fat is worth 3,500 calories.

So, to lose half a kilogram or one pound of fat you will need to have a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories. Sounds like a lot, but when you break it down over a week it is only a deficit of 500 calories per day which is easily achievable with a combination of eating less and increasing your exercising.

 

What are the best methods for decreasing cellulite on the body?

There are a lot of reasons why cellulite is said to appear on your body and to prevent that orange-peel look skin, you can try these following. Include plenty of antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, such as acai and other berries, red and orange fruits and veggies, and citrus fruits. Drinking green tea can help reduce the signs of cellulite. Replace saturated fats with healthy omega-3 fats such as oily fish, flaxseed and fish oils, and nuts. Have a regular exercise. Make sure you drink plenty of water. External treatments such as coffee scrubs can improve circulation and reduce signs of cellulite. You can also use effective skin care products like firming lotion or body wraps for firmer and tighter skin appearance.

 

Do men care about cellulite?

Cellulitis is a common but potentially serious skin infection of the deeper layers of the skin and the subcutaneous tissues. It is most often caused by staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria, but can also be caused by other types of bacteria.

 

Can cardio exercises help to get rid of cellulite?

Cellulite is a problem that even the fittest women have to deal with. Many biological factors affect the visibility of these unsightly fat deposits, such as metabolism, thickness of skin, total body fat and hormones. Lifestyle factors may also influence it, including the quality of diet, stress and level of physical activity.

So you discover that you have cellulite. Not good You can’t magically get rid of it overnight. But you do have the power to help improve your overall fitness and body tone by incorporating cardio exercises into your fitness routine. The following cardio exercises are particularly effective at reducing fat deposits in the butt, thigh and hip areas, which are notoriously the most prone to dimpling.

Bicycling

Running

Walking

Hiking

Stair Climbing

Elliptical Machine Workouts

These exercises will gently tone your most problematic areas while providing the added benefit of lowering the overall body fat deposits. The lower your body fat is, the less foundation cellulite has to build upon.

Don't Stop at Cardio, Add Toning Exercises to Effectively Smooth Your Problem Areas

Cardio is not enough to fight the war against the puckered looking thighs, butts and hips. Doing targeted toning and strengthening exercises, in addition to cardio, is the best way to ensure the smoother appearance of your skin. Muscle tone is important and by tightening your muscles you'll be giving the fat tissue a more stable base. This should help to reduce the lumpy and dimpled appearance of the skin. Some common and easy exercises to incorporate into your anti-cellulite beauty regimen include: Squats

Forward Lunges

Side Lunges

Leg Lifts

Remember that real results aren't obtained overnight. Love your body and adopt healthy eating habits along with these sensible fitness tips. Take good care of yourself to become the best, most beautiful YOU possible!